Vitamin B12 and folate (aka vitamin B9) work together in a very productive partnership. Unfortunately, government statistics show that 30% of the US population is deficient in vitamin B12 and 75% in folate. This is using the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) as a reference, which many experts believe are far too low. And since they often work together, a deficiency in one means the other won’t work as it should.
So it wouldn’t be too surprising to find you’re deficient in one or both, especially if you’re over the age of 50 when both B12 and folate levels start to decline.
Because these two B vitamins participate in so many different biochemical processes, deficiencies can produce a wide range of symptoms:
Do you have low energy? Feel weak, or get dizzy spells? Do you find you’re getting more irritable or feeling a bit low? Is your memory getting worse? Is it harder to learn new things; easier to get distracted and confused? Do you have balance, vision or hearing problems? Maybe tinnitus? Insomnia? Tingling or numbness in your arms or legs? Poor appetite? Pain? Hair loss? Infertility? Rashes? Periodontal disease? Sugar/alcohol addiction? Do you get short of breath easily? Is your tongue red, smooth and sore? Do you get constipated or have diarrhea? Or get frequent heartburn? Have poor wound healing? Do you catch colds and flu easily?
It’s easy to dismiss these kinds of symptoms as “aging,” and of course they can be related to other diseases. But if you have one or more, two months of taking 1-2 tablets daily of Beyond Health’s B12/Folate would be a very worthwhile experiment. It would be completely safe, and not only might you feel better now, but you could be eliminating a risk factor for more serious problems down the road, including heart disease, cancer, dementia, macular degeneration, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Many people take our B12/Folate for energy alone! In the 1950s it was discovered that even in people whose B12 levels tested “normal,” B12 shots improved energy as well as mood and overall well-being. Vitamin requirements can vary considerably from individual to individual, and obviously, “normal” levels weren’t enough in these cases.
Beyond Health’s sublingual B12/folate is just as effective as injections since they bypass the digestive system and go straight into the bloodstream. And of course, only the best and safest forms of B12 and folate will do for Beyond Health! B12 in equal amounts of hydroxocobalamin, the body’s storage form, and methylcobalamin, its active form, for an immediate blast of energy; and folate in an all natural form, calcium folinate, rather than the usual synthetic folic acid, which has been linked with cancer and other problems.
So, don’t chalk up vague symptoms to “aging!” Our bodies were made to last a lifetime in good health. As we say over and over at Beyond Health, all you have to do is give your body what it needs and protect it from toxins, and Mother Nature can take it from there!